By Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos
All within the brain: Psychology for the Curious, 3rd Edition covers very important, topical, and infrequently debatable matters within the box of Psychology in a fascinating replacement or complement to conventional scholar textbooks. The 3rd version of a winning and uniquely readable textbook – contains greater than thirds fresh fabric, with all retained fabric completely revised and up-to-date. All within the brain, third version deals a brand new and fascinating option to examine key theories and ways in psychology; supplying an unique replacement or complement to standard educating textbooks.
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People who respond to many hypnotic suggestions are gullible. Hypnosis can lead people to perform immoral acts they wouldn’t otherwise perform. Hypnosis allows people to perform acts of great physical strength or skill. People can’t lie under hypnosis. The primary determinant of hypnosis is the skill of the hypnotist. People can remain permanently “stuck” in hypnosis. Extremely high levels of motivation can allow people to fire‐walk over burning hot coals. Dreams occur in only a few seconds, although they take much longer to recount later.
Positive self‐affirmations (“I like myself”) are a good way of boosting self‐esteem. Most people who were physically abused in childhood go on to become abusers themselves (the “cycle of violence”). ” Obese people are more cheerful (“jollier”) than non‐obese people. Open‐ended interviews are the best means of assessing personality. A clinician’s number of years of experience using a personality test pre dicts his or her accuracy in clinical judgments from this test. “Untangling” Myths and Psychological Realities 37 ●● ●● More information is always preferable to less information when making diagnostic judgments.
Autism, previously considered to be a rare condition, is now believed to affect around 1 in 150 people (Carey, 2007). Many have blamed vaccines containing the preservative thimerosal, as these are administered prior to children developing the disorder. However, a more plausible explanation of the increasing predominance of the disorder is the slackening of diagnostic practices. In 1980 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) required patients to meet 6 of 6 criteria to be diagnosed, whereas the 1994 revision required meeting 8 of 16 criteria.
All in the mind : psychology for the curious by Adrian Furnham, Dimitrios Tsivrikos